Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov believes Jadon Sancho will jump at the chance of moving to Old Trafford this summer.
The 20-year-old England winger has long been linked with a move to the Reds, following his successful period at German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees the player – who moved to Dortmund from Manchester City in 2017 – as a key piece of his rebuilding jigsaw at Old Trafford, and Berbatov believes the move will happen.
“This week there’s been a lot of talk about Jadon Sancho moving to Manchester United, in his case, because he’s English and Man United are in for you, I don’t think he will think twice about moving there,” Berbatov wrote in his column for betting website Betfair.
“I have said it before, he has the quality, the pace, the goals and the assists to play for them, I’m sure he would like to continue in the national team as well and Gareth Southgate will watch him more if he is playing in the Premier League.
“For me, if they get him he is going to be a great addition but I’m curious to see how they would line up.”
“Ultimately, it is down to you, when you get the chance to show you can play, you have to take it and show what you can do,” said Berbatov.
“Also, when you play abroad you always want to go back to your home country. When that happens to be England and the Premier League, you’re going to jump at the chance if the right team comes in for you.
“He could be a great addition, he needs to step up, play, score and advance to the next stage of development.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is slowly, but surely, building up a team of young players with a mix of experience, and as we can see, it has been getting results, so it’s good to see them moving in the right direction and if Sancho is next then it will be great for the team.”
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